The FAA has completed a redesign of airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the D.C. Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal (BWI), Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Manassas Regional-Harry P. Davis Field (HEF), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Martin State (MTN). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the D.C. Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).
All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.
Projected Annual Benefits
Source: FAA — D.C. Metroplex Post Implementation Team
Value of Fuel Savings
2.0 Million Gallons
16.5 Thousand Metric Tons
The metroplex procedural improvements have been completed. These annual benefits are based on post-implementation estimates. The value of the fuel savings is based on a $2.85-per-gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of April 2016.
D.C. Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY17)
Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)
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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY17)
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database